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Thane

(thān),
George D., English anatomist, 1850-1930. See: Thane method.
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We judge, then, that in no sense of the word does the thaneship of Cawdor augment Macbeth.
As Dennis Cronan argues, the sword cart also be said to symbolize the best and worst aspects of the heroic world: loyalty and courage, but also chronic strife within the royal family.(33) This sort of complexity--moral, social, anti literary--is missing from the tableau at Maldon, where thaneship is untempered by the prospect of competing loyalties or domestic discord.
If the co-optation of kinship was crucial to Anglo-Saxon state formation, so too was the cultivation of thaneship. As Henry Loyn has shown, the growth and status of the term thegn is probably related to the consolidation of royal power in the tenth century.(37) A variety of documents--including The Institutes of Polity, law-codes, and estate memoranda--spell out the rights and duties of thanes.